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Holiday Shopping Guide

Two words: Tartan Everything! I love dressing for the holidays, the rest of winter in New England can be pretty depressing so I take full advantage of the bright, colorful, fun outfits that come out every holiday. This year I picked out a few favorites that I wanted to share with you all.

1.Sail to Sable Tunic Top: this tunic is perfect for all your holiday occasions. It can be dressed up or down, the velvet color adds a little extra something. It is also super comfy and the long sleeves keep it appropriate for when the weather gets cold and snowy.  Limited stock in my Red Tunic but the is also available in the Navy Plaid version! 5D2246B3-DFA6-413D-A87D-695DA63441EF

2.Vineyard Vines Holiday Plaid Dress: I love the bell sleeve on this dress. A basic shift it is flattering on many different body shapes, and the plaid is holiday perfection! VV did a similar version on this dress in a Black Watch Plaid a couple of years ago that I was obsessed with! It even comes in a “Mommy and Me” version if you’re looking to match.

3.Cozy Fairisle Sweater from VV: I am constantly looking for holiday wear that I can keep wearing January-February. This sweater is just that, a cashmere blend that is super soft. 729BB4CE-B4BA-4410-9ABA-DE5AB6E4709E

4. J.Crew Velvet Jumpsuit: I have to say it has taken me a while to come around to the Jumpsuit trend, but I’m finally here and I am loving it. This one is so classic, perfect for any holiday party you have this season. Screen Shot 2019-11-18 at 4.23.29 PM.png

5. Plaid Ponte Pants from VV: First things first, Ponte pants are ridiculously comfortable! Plus these are plaid and have an adorable bow on the front? I told myself I would not buy yet another pair of plaid pants this year, but that is so not happening because I NEED these in my life!

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6. J.Crew Stewart Tartan Dress: Perfect for all your holiday parties and it is super flattering on tons of different body types. Screen Shot 2019-11-30 at 4.02.51 PM.png

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Gift Guide for Her

If you’re like me there are a lot of ladies in your life you need to shop for this holiday season. From mothers and sisters, to your best friend, girlfriend, or coworker, it can be daunting where to begin! So lets start with the basics:

Wine! It makes the perfect hostess gift for all the holiday parties you attend and for that co-worker that keeps you sane Monday through Friday year round. A lot of people in my life get wine.

Slippers! Who has ever hated warm fuzzy slippers? For us mere peasants that don’t have heated floors (seriously when I win the lottery, heated floors are at the top of my list), a good pair of slippers are essential for getting through the winter. I love my L.L. Bean slippers, they are amazing quality! I’ve had mine for a couple years and they’re still in great shape. If you’re looking for a less expensive option these J.Crew ones come in multiple colors and patterns. Perfect for literally anyone, Mom, sisters, and friends will all be thrilled at a new pair of quality slippers! Screen Shot 2019-11-18 at 2.32.07 PM.png

Jewelry! If you’re looking to get something extra special for a lady in your life you can never go wrong with something that sparkles. A few years ago Mike go me a pair of Pearl Studs and they are to this day one of my favorite pieces of jewelry. Whether it’s a pair of diamond studs, a tennis bracelet, or something unique to her, she will treasure it for years to come.

Now for the not so basic ladies in your life!

The Skincare Junkie! If you’re looking for something quick an easy she will love a Sephora Gift card or a gift card to get a facial or eyelash extensions at her favorite spa. Now if you’re not into giving gift cards there is: The Drunk Elephant Precious Cargo Kit, or these Silk Pillow Cases! I know what you’re thinking, pillow cases? But every skincare, beauty, of hair junkie out there knows that silk pillow cases are a game changer!Screen Shot 2019-11-18 at 4.33.49 PM.png

The Adventure Seeker! This Wifi Hotspot is perfect for all the travelers in your life, this way you can be jealous of their latest post regardless of what country there in, because now they’ll always have reliable wifi! A Personalized Leather Passport Cover is also a great go to for the Jet-Setter in your life. Screen Shot 2019-11-18 at 4.31.40 PM.png

The Fitness Fanatic! Get her something that will make it easy to roll out of bed to go to the gym first think in the morning. I died when I saw this Self-Cleaning Reusable Water Bottle, how cool is that? It may be expensive but you can feel good about it because a % of the profits go to For The Planet. If you’re looking to spend a little less, go with a Foam Roller, everyone who works out should be regularly foam rolling, its life changing! Screen Shot 2019-11-18 at 4.32.35 PM.png

The Homebody! I like to think of myself as a really outgoing person but at the end of the day I love to sit at home with my Netflix (now Disney+) and a glass of wine (see first suggestion in this post.) For my fellow homebodies I would highly recommend a Weighted Blanket, a few different options here, here, and here. I would personally go with one that has a “cooling” feature, I am constantly over heated. Another great option is a streaming service. If your homebody doesn’t already have Netflix, Hulu, or Disney+ get them a one-year subscription. I personally have all three and don’t know how I would live without. (By ‘have’ I of course mean use my sister’s login because she is a saint!) Screen Shot 2019-11-18 at 4.32.10 PM.png

 

I hope you found this guide helpful, like I said The Basics at top would be great for anyone in your life but if you’re looking to get something a little more creative there are some great options for every type of woman. Let me know what is at the top of your wishlist this year, and be sure to follow me on Instagram for more great gift suggestions.

 

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Black Friday Deals

I am always excited to shop my favorite brands on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I love splurging on a few holiday pieces I have been eyeing.

1) Vineyard Vines 25% off + Free Shipping Splurge on a cashmere sweater! I am obsessed with this one with the tartan cuffs. If you’ve been eyeing any of the VV pjs I would definitely grab them this weekend. They sell out of some sizes by early December, so don’t wait!

2) J.Crew 40% off

In my opinion J.Crew is always the best deal. They’re doing 40% off with the code TOGETHER. It’s a great chance to stock up on some classics, like this tartan skirt, that you can wear year after year.

3) Duffield Lane 30% off I am in love with all the tweed pieces Duffield Lane did this season. This tweed vest is perfect way to add a little sparkle to your outfits this holiday season. I’m eyeing this Cheers Sweater this weekend.

4) Painted Brick Studio 15% off

Recently I worked with Painted Brick Studio to spruce up my bedroom. It is such a fun idea to either gift yourself or someone special in your life. Pick a room, a style, and answer a few short questions about your personal preferences and Painted Brick Studio will send you a gift box full of adorable decor. Now through December 2nd use the code: MERRY15 for 15% off!

5) Ralph Lauren 40% off on orders of $125+

I think it’s hard to go into Ralph Lauren and not spend at least $125. Ralph Lauren is normally my biggest splurge, I love all the classic sweaters!

I’m a sit at home and shop online type. I hate the mall crowds and you could not pay me to go to the outlets on Black Friday. But if you’re brave enough more power to you! In addition to the above deals be sure to check out your local shops and boutiques, Beacon Hill has so many cute shops I will be checking out the deals may not be as big or flashy but you know exactly where and who your money is going to. Don’t let the deal shopping make you crazy, remember thanksgiving is about being grateful for what you already have. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, I’ll be spending the day with my family eating lots of mashed potatoes.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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Holiday Wear

Getting dressed up is probably my favorite part of the Holiday season. I pull out all my festive pieces that are really only fun during December. Even though I only wear them one month out of the year I still find my self adding new pieces to my collection. I really like black watch this year because you can keep wearing that after the Holidays! Here are a few pieces that a grabbed for the Holiday season.

Vineyard Vines Skirt

The second I saw this skirt I knew it was going to be my Christmas Day outfit! I’m pairing it with this black bell sleeve sweater.

J.Crew Shirt

New Years Eve anyone? Sequins, bows, I’m sold! Boston is so cold onNew Years Eve that even though I’m always drawn to all the sparkling dresses this top with black pants is much more comfortable!

J.Crew Factory Black wacth

Like I said Black Watch is perfect for the Holiday season but you can keep wearing it all winter. This wool skirt is perfect for the office!

J.Crew Factory Top

J.Crew Factory always does great holiday wear and you really can’t beat the price! I love this top for Christmas Eve!

Today is typically the last day for ground shipping guaranteed arrival before Christmas, so if you’re still looking for a Christmas outfit be sure to order today!